1915 (first exhibited) Rose, née Boote, Fourth Marchioness of Headfort by Sir William Orpen (auctioned by Sotheby's)

The Wikipedia article about her husband, 4th Marquess of Headfort Geoffrey Taylour, had this about her:  "Rose Boote (1878–1958), a young singer who appeared in The Messenger Boy in 1900 under her professional name of Miss Rosie Boote, so charmed the young Marquess that he married her on 11 April 1901. Their marriage was unusual: Rose was a Catholic from a humble background, while her husband was a Protestant aristocrat. They lived at Headfort House in Ireland and had three children together..."

From the Sotheby's Web site; shadows filled in and exposure increased slightly.

 1915 (first exhibited) Rose, née Boote, Fourth Marchioness of Headfort by Sir William Orpen (auctioned by Sotheby's) slightly inc. exp

This starkly lit portrait shows a striking Marchioness Rose in late pre-war style with a tight skirt. She appears to have a fur-trimmed black coat hanging around her back.

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